Aalto University (https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university) is one of the leading universities in Finland. AALTO is a multidisciplinary scientific and arts community, working in the fields of technology, business and art. It was founded in 2010, when Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), the Helsinki School of Economics, and the University of Art and Design Helsinki were merged. AALTO main campus is located at Otaniemi, Espoo in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Here operates all the Main Schools of the University: ARTS, BIZ, CHEM, ENG, ELEC, and SCI. Altogether, AALTO has about 10900 B.Sc. and M.Sc. students, and over 1250 doctoral students. The personnel number is about 4000 people, of which close to 400 are professors. 40% of the academic staff is international. In addition, there are Mikkeli campus with the Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (BScBA Programme) and PUPA – Aalto University’s co-operation platform in Pori. The Western Finland Design Centre (Muova) operates in Vaasa and it is a joint unit of the AALTO ARTS and the University of Vaasa. AALTO has a strong international cooperation, recently having its office in China (The Aalto-Tongji Design Factory, Shanghai), one key partner being Stanford, USA, and offering executive development services in Poland, Sweden, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. AALTO is also one of the partners in the European University Pilot UNITE! launched in Nov 2019.
The Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering (AALTO CHEM) combines natural sciences and engineering in a unique way. The focus areas of the education are the sustainable use and processing of natural resources and new materials, including their technical applications. Its research priorities include among others process technology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials science, advanced metals and minerals recovery processes, active and functional materials. The CHEM school is backed by strong cooperation with the business world: new knowledge created through research is used to reform Finnish industry and promote new forms of business. The strength of the school lies in the combination of high quality basic and applied research. The School of Chemical Engineering has about 1080 students and over 450 employees at the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. It provides bachelor’s, master’s, licentiate and doctoral-level education.